After a hiatus of 18 months Borders League racing returned at Delamere Forest, the 5.8 mile three-lap course which consisted of the main loop of the Delamere Park Run around Blakemere Moss, the course was off road but on a predominately hard surface. Joe Boden wasted no time establishing a lead on the first lap and continued to build on this as he ran out a winner in 30:05, a great run and Joe was 42 seconds ahead of the runner up . The men's team finished third on the day and the other counters were Jack Poland (17th), Chris Jones (19th), Rob Pearse (21st), Luke Hampshire (26th), Ray Clark (31st), debutant Daniel Anderson (32nd), Mike Jones (37th), Matt Gillbanks (62nd) and Tony Barbat (94th).
Vicky McConnell led the ladies home finishing 11th, Vicky was supported by Becky Blacklock (12th), Sallie Holt (16th) and Jan McArd (24th). 44 runners represented the club and there were category wins for Joe and Sallie.
Wirral Multi Terrain League
Race 1 - Royden Park - 07/09/2021
The first multi terrain race of 2021 took place on a pleasant evening at Royden Park, the couse was a lap of the starter's field and two laps over and around Thursaston Common. Wallasey men finished second on the night with counters being Oliver Chadwick (5th) making a fine debut, Jack Poland (10th), Luke Hampshire (12th), Chris Jones (13th) and Rob Pearse (28th). The ladies finished eighth on the night with Vicky MConnell (15th), Michelle Alty (35th) and Joniece Thompson (41st) counting. William Hampshire finished 11th in the under 15 boys.
Race 2 - Thurstaston - 14/09/2021
The second race of the series took place at Thurstaston in the Wirral Country Park. The course consisted of two loops of the beach and the Wirral Way. The men finished in second place on the night and counters were Chris Jones (5th), Jack Poland (9th), Rob Pearse (10th), Ray Clark (14th) and Mike Jones (37th). The ladies finished eleventh with Jan McArd (29th), Michelle Alty (33rd) and Joniece Thompson (41st) counting.
William Hampshire finished eighth in the under 15 boys.
Race 3 - Harrison Drive - 21/09/2021
Wallasey AC hosted the third multi terrain race at Harrison Drive, the course was out and back along the beach and around the trails at the Gun Site. On a beautiful sunny evening the club turned out in large numbers as both runners and officials with 25 men and 15 women finishing the race. The men finished second on the night and counters were Chris Jones (5th), Jack Poland (6th), Rob Pearse (9th), Luke Hampshire (10th) and Ray Clark (14th). The ladies finished seventh with Vicky McConnell (20th), Joniece Thompson (33rd) and Michelle Alty (34th) counting.
Race 4 - Arrowe Park - 28/09/2021
The final race of the multi terrain league took place at Arrowe Park, the course was a lap of the field followed by two laps of the park starting by the swings and finishing by the pitch and putt course. The men finished second on the night and second overall. Counters were Luke Hampshire (10th), Rob Pearse (11th), John Thelwell (12th), Chris Jones (13th) and Steve Brealey (15th), John Thelwell arrived after the start and worked his way through the field. The ladies finished sixth on the night and eighth overall (sixth A team) with Vicky McConnell (12th), Joniece Thompson (33rd) and Jan McArd (35th) counting. Individual medals were won by Bella Cuthbert third female under 17, Michelle Alty third female over 50, Luke Hampshire second male under 20, Chris Jones second male under 40, Jack Poland third male under 40 and Rob Pearse second male over 40.